Eleven startups have been selected for the next round of the MultiChoice Africa Accelerator, where they will have the opportunity to present themselves to potential investors in Dubai.
The MultiChoice Africa Accelerator program, developed by the MultiChoice Group and a component of the MultiChoice Innovation Fund in partnership with the Dubai-based business incubator Companies Creating Change (C3), technical partner EOH, and Galelo Africa, serves as a platform to support the expansion of start-up companies from all over Africa.
Public and private sector partners in each nation nominated companies or entrepreneurs for the program during the program’s initial phase. After that, 29 of the businesses began a rigorous virtual training program in December 2022.
Now that eleven businesses have been chosen to move on to the next round, they will attend a special bootcamp in Lusaka, Zambia, to learn more about how to build their stories for foreign investors and to become “pitch ready” before making presentations in Dubai.
Dojah, an identity verification firm, and Crop2Cash, an agritech company, are two of the startups from Nigeria. Gradesmatch, an education technology startup, and Botlhale AI, a supplier of natural language processing tools, are two startups from South Africa.
They include the Ethiopian on-demand quick-commerce platform Taskmoby, the Senegalese FinTech startup MaTontine, the Zambian credit platform Mighty Finance Solution, the Ghanaian social commerce startup Tendo, the Kenyan e-health startup Zuri, the Angolan on-demand quick-commerce platform Tupuca, and the Taskmoby marketplace for home service providers.
“There’s no denying the impact African SMMEs have on job creation and economic growth,” said Fhulufhelo Badugela, MultiChoice Africa CEO. “Through the MultiChoice Africa Accelerator Programme, our vision is to take that impact and multiply it beyond what our startup founders ever believed possible. I have no doubt these small businesses will be able to take everything they’ve learned so far to unlock transformative business funding.”